The PS3 certainly is a hot item now that it's officially launched (in Japan at least). With Sony's inability to launch in Europe until March 2007 (at the earliest), European gamers are going to have to wait for their PS3 ... or hit up eBay and import a unit. Unfortunately, they've shut that option down post-haste.
eBay's decided to put a stop to all that nonsense in the UK, stating that "PlayStation 3 consoles obtained outside of the EU cannot be listed on eBay.co.uk." This essentially means that Brits are going to have to find a different way to "smuggle" their PS3 into the country.